Basarabia e Romania
Bucharest – Ploieşti – Braşov – Târgu Mureș – Cluj-Napoca – Zalău – Oradea – Borș –> Hungary
For up-to-date information about A3 motorway construction development please visit Romanian Motorways - Index and Statistics thread.
Pentru informații la zi despre construcția autostrăzii A3 vă rugăm să vizitați thread-ul Romanian Motorways - Index and Statistics
It was about the time to have its own thread :cheers:
Transilvania Highway Project, Romania (A3) www.autostradatransilvania.ro
It is currently the largest highway project in Europe - completion 2013
A four-lane, 415 km highway, stretching northwest from Brasov in central Romania to Oradea on the country's border with Hungary.
The motorway will stretch southeast to northwest over the whole of Transylvania, passing by the following cities: Brasov, Fagaras, Sighisoara, Targu Mures, Cluj-Napoca, Zalau and Oradea. The alignment will start near Brasov, a city located at an altitude of almost 600 meters, will cross the Transylvanian plateau at an altitude of 300-400 m, then it will skirt to the north of Apuseni Carpathians, finally crossing the Crisanei plain at an altitude of approximately 130 m. The motorway will be sponsored and owned by the Government of Romania.
Total Length: 415 km
Motorway Width: 26 m
Carriageways: 2 x 7.5 m
VOLUME OF WORKS:
Number of Motorway Structures/Total Length: 267 / 55.5 km
(Bridges/Viaducts carrying the motorway)
Latest Pictures (Jan 2007)
Structure backfill at km 26+200 AND Foundations at km 26+230
T-Beams installation at km 34+167 AND Piling at km 24+417
Foundations at km 25+383 AND Elevation at km 37+715
Elevation at km 38+085 AND Elevation at km 32+813
Precast ditches at km 25 AND Structures at km 21+911 – platforms
Pierhead at km 32+813 AND Hydro-seeding upper slope at km 16+720
Works at km 31+594
Load test at km 31+594 AND "T" beam concreting
Abutment elevation at km 34+956 AND Rebar work at km 31+287
Update ... March 2007
June 2007 update
Romania to have longest viaduct in Eastern Europe :cheers:
28.06.2007 - Gardianul
The largest viaduct in Eastern Europe, 1.8 km in length, is to be erected in the neighborhood of Suplacu de Barcau settlement, on the Autostrada Transilvania alignment. The viaduct will be built by the Bechtel Company, following an investment of approximately 60 million EUR (Mediafax). “This viaduct was not included in the Feasibility Study and thus it will increase cost by approximately 60 million EUR, representing the value of the works“, declared Mihai Grecu, general manager of the National Company of Motorways and National Roads. The official also mentioned that the Suplacu de Barcau-Bors section of Autostrada Transilvania is to be finished in 2009, together with the viaduct. According to the official, Bechtel works on this section are progressing at the pace established with the authorities.
and more old news ...
Tariceanu satisfied with Bechtel: "You go ahead and start, we'll bring in the money"
18.05.2007 - hotnews
Prime Minister Calin Popescu Tariceanu declared himself satisfied with Bechtel's pace of works on the motorway section between Turda and Cluj
Multicultural 1st of May picnic at Bechtel
02.05.2007 - Can Can
Everyone together. Turks, Indians, Canadians, Americans and Romanians together spend Labor Day with traditional food and games
Asphalt works on Transilvania motorway will start this summer
27.04.2007 - Gandul
Bechtel representatives presented yesterday to journalists of Cluj details related to the status of works on Autostrada Transilvania and promised that this summer asphalt casting works will start as well
Bechtel promises motorway next year
27.04.2007 - Ziarul Clujeanului
The sub-section Câmpia Turzii - Gilău of the Transilvania motorway might become functional starting with 2008